Today the Indian designers featured on this site have a global reach and influence. The traditional Indian clothing as a modern take much in the world of fashion. These designers put forward their traditional clothing, their full colour culture, life and history, to bring their style and nobody touches them.
The Indian cultural history was enriched for customs, traditions and rituals brought by the invaders and immigrants. Many Indian customs, cultural practices and languages are examples of this mixture over the centuries. It was in India that were born many religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism or Sikhism which have influenced not only the country but also the neighboring countries. With the invasion of Islamic leaders, Indian culture has been heavily influenced by Persian culture, Arabic and Turkish.
The saree is made of a cotton or silk patch, 5m or longer, a called lehenga skirt and a short top called Choli.
The Indian sari is currently among the top of the clothes worn in the world. He conquered all women through its appearance that is both simple and elegant. And this conquest is not ready to stop. This is also why we continuously always in fashion and add more decorations there so our wedding sari is current with the trend and the current mode. If you do not have a suit or a Bollywood Anarkali, it offers a wide range of designer sari. So make your choice now! Whether you are a fan of Indian culture or simply curious to discover the wonders of Indian fashion, discover our store a large collection of clothes and jewellery for men and women. Our models have the form of traditional clothing worn in India but with a modern twist., vibrant colours, sophisticated designs and precise cutting, our Indian clothes all.
Salwar Kameez, the simpler but more practice consists of trousers, salwar, a tunic, kameez and fabric.
In search of a trend outfit that shows the beauty of the Indian fashion? Go for timeless Salwar Kameez and Sherwani. Traditional Indian outfits par excellence, these wonders are now given to the style of the day to go with the current fashion codes.
The Churidar is perfect for women who want to bring a touch of both exotic and elegant in their wardrobe. This long dress has a pretty simple cut but stands out with its bold enough ornaments. Geometric patterns and bright colours are the key words for this dress which perfectly combines traditional and contemporary styles. However, it is quite possible to choose Sherwanis united if you want to have a rather simple but elegant style. Worn with a scarf, this Indian clothing is then the perfect outfit to distinguish themselves in Salwar Kameez at soirées.They will delight the ladies in search of the holding that will enhance their elegance. This set consists of loose trousers and a long shirt will allow you to be stylish while enjoying a comfortable Salwar Kameez. Le can be worn in any circumstance, you have decided to introduce you to an evening in an original outfit or want a nice comfortable set to stroll under the summer sun, Salwar Kameez is the dress for you. In addition, with its bright colours and its bewitching embroidery, you'll be sure not to go unnoticed wherever you go.
Young people today are more than Salwars sarees, rather worn for special occasions. Which is a shame since the sarees are absolutely beautiful? Especially those of married
Manish Malhotra is one of India's most successful fashion designers. Malhotra has designed for many leading actresses in Bollywood. He is known in the Indian film industry for his different style and his ability to envision a 'look' for the character. He is known for designing the costumes for Urmila Matondkar in the film Rangeela. Stars including Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor,Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Preity Zinta and Parineeti Chopra have worn his designs. Although he usually designs for women, he designed for Shahrukh Khan in Mohabbatein and Imran Khan in I Hate Luv Storys. He was also asked to design clothes for Michael Jackson when he visited India for a Bollywood show.
His designs were worn by Kareena Kapoor in the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. He designed for Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na (2004), Kajol in Fanaa and he has designed for Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji in the film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). He showcased his new collection in April 2006 at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. Kajol and Preity Zinta, actresses who are friends of the designer, walked the runway for him. He also has designed Kareena Kapoor's wedding outfits. Not only has he designed costumes for Bollywood stars but he has also styled and designed costumes for Hollywood celebrities such as Demi Moore, Kylie Minogue, Reese Witherspoon, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is an Indian fashion designer from Kolkata. Since 1999, he has sold designer merchandise using the label 'Sabyasachi'. Mukherjee is one of the Associate Designer Members of Fashion Design Council of India and the youngest board member of the National Museum of Indian Cinema. He has designed costumes for Bollywood films such asGuzaarish, Babul, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Raavan, English Vinglish etc.
Sabyasachi took time to cultivate his signature look. He told India today: people thought my blockprinted designs looked like bed covers and they were perhaps right. It was only over a period of time that my aesthetics were honed."
Sabyasachi's design philosophy is 'Personalized imperfection of the human hand'. Deserts, gypsies, prostitutes, antique textiles and cultural traditions of his home town, Kolkata, have been a lifelong inspiration for this designer who believes that “clothes should just be an extension of one's intellect”. He uses unusual fabrics, texturing and detailing, 'fusion' of styles, 'patch-work' with embellishments in a vibrant colours. His creations evoke images of ancient and medieval ages. He describes his own collections as 'an International styling with an Indian soul‟. In the designs, he tries to maintain a non commercial balance in an extremely aggressive, commercial and competitive industry. His collection is for people who prefer to walk a path less traveled and who definitely believe that slowing down is not equivalent to dropping out.
His signature style is originality, as he moves between stunningly crafted bridal wear and perfectly structured western statements. The designer draws his inspiration from art such as the colours capes of French impressionists like Monet and Henry Matisse in his clothes.
Anita Dongre is a fashion designer from India and founder of House of Anita Dongre which is today recognized as India's leading fashion house. She was born and raised in Bandra, Mumbai, India. Dongre studied Fashion Design at the fashion institute of SNDT Women's University in Mumbai. In 1995, she founded House of Anita Dongre Ltd. (formerly known as And Designs India Ltd.) with her sister Meena Sehra and brother Mukesh Sawlani. Dongre is married to Pravin Dongre, a succesful businessman and they have a son Yash Dongre, who is also an integral part of the business. Dongre is a vegan and a member ofPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
By reviving the lost art of traditional weaving techniques and master craftsmanship, Dongre recreates classic regal splendor. The richness of Benares silks, cottons and brocade weaves,tie and dye, hand painted silks of Jaipur, Ikats of Andhra Pradesh, Gota Patti of Rajasthan and Chikankari of Lucknow are all captured in her classic elegant creations.
Her business acumen :
While fashion is her love, Anita Dongre has also been very focused in the way she did business. Today, her company is called AND Designs India Ltd and it has four labels under it. AND was launched in 1999 and retails western wear, Global Desi, launched in 2007, sells ethnic wear, Intrepret is a line of everyday clothing, Timeless is bridal wear and Grassroot stands for organic fashion. However, Anita says she doesn’t spend much time strategizing or drawing business plans when it comes to launching new product lines.
Following her heart has been her strategy for expansion. Even the reason to launch her own brand was because the stores where she would supply her clothes to refused to take her creations of western wear. “About 14-15 years ago I created a collection of clothes I really liked which catered to the growing population of young women who had started working and were open to experimenting with western outfits. But none of the shops I supplied to would accept it. I got so angry that I decided I will do this myself, and that’s how Anita Dongre Designs was born,” says the designer with a smile.
“I attribute my business acumen to my gut feel. I don’t do any market research, I do things very instinctively. Because my clothes (it was a beautiful collection) were rejected by every other store, I got really angry and I opened my own store,” she explains. Anita admits that she is not too fond of the business part of entrepreneurship, but understands that it is a vital part of being an entrepreneur. However, given a chance, she says, she would just like to only design all the time.
At present, AND is retailed through 250 points of sale, which include 41 exclusive stores and over 200 other established multi-brand lifestyle formats like Shoppers’ Stop, Lifestyle, Central, Kapsons & Pantaloon. Global Desi has 54 exclusive outlets and presence in 130 MBOs. Global Desi also opened its first store in Mauritius this year. Timeless and Iinterpret are present across nine Anita Dongre exclusive stores across India.
The entire brand has 104 stores across the country and has been Grounded yet ambitious :
Although Anita recently opened two Global Desi stores in Mauritius, she continues to be bullish about ample opportunities that exist within our country. “A dear friend told me 20 years ago that had I been in the US when I started the business, I would have been 100 times bigger than what I am now. But it is ok. I love creating Indian stuff and there are many opportunities that exist here,” she says. 2015 has been earmarked for aggressive expansion abroad
Masaba Gupta is an Indian fashion designer.
Her parents are West Indian cricketer Viv Richards and Indian actress Neena Gupta. Gupta grew up in Mumbai. At the age of 8, she thought of being a tennis player but she dropped the idea after the age of 16. She was passionate about dance and music. She wanted to join Shiamak Davar's dance group after learning dance from him, but her mother recommended against it. She then took up a course in music in London. She did not complete the course and returned to India.
Later she joined Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University.
At 19, she applied for Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai with the support from Wendell Rodricks. She named her first collectionKattran.
She is noted for unconventional prints along with womanish drapes and silhouettes. DNA said her work has "a unique Indianness in a very modern context", citing her "Tamil script sarees and jackets" and the way she uses of cotton and muslin.
Often called the master of the drape, Tarun Tahiliaini is a veteran Indian designer who has dressed the who's who of Bollywood celebrities. His styling and looks are unique and almost instantly recognisable
A versatile designer, Tarun Tahiliani (or TT as he is affectionately called), has done things in fashion, jewellery, interiors and even wedding decoration. He makes use of very gorgeous and elaborate looks as his signature style
The designer uses a lot of embroidery in tone on tone style, contrasting colours and metal embellishments in the form of buttons, chains etc. The result is a very stylish and unique look that is timeless. TT is one designer who has stayed away from extensive use of sequins or mirror work, even when they were in trend.
Famous Bollywood celebrities like Shilpa Shetty have been his muse. He even created the lehenga that this famous actress wore for her wedding day! She has been in a lot of his fashion shows, often walking at the end as his show-stopper. He was also the designer of choice when lady gaga visited India! She wore his beautiful cream coloured sarees with golden chains - it was an elegant look and not a very over the top look that you expect from lady gaga!
The Deisgner sells his collections around the world through many different stores in Dubai, USA and UK. It is fair to say that he is celebrated as a top designer in many many different countries.
The designer has experimented with his styling over the years and has recently been showing styles that are modern and evolved in styling compared to his signature. It's a departure, but it's for the best because he is changing with the times and evolving. This is great because he is a fantastic designer and his new styling will appeal to a younger audience!